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Trattoria Al Buco

#16 of 133 Restaurants in Noto
Certificate of Excellence
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zanardelli 1 | angolo corso vittori emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 573979
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kent, UK
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch on a hot July afternoon. Grabbed the only spare outside table in the shade. Service is friendly but slow. Non of the salads dressed and so €3 for a few lettuce leaves is a little rich. I had visions of rocket, Parmesan and olive oil not just lettuce. Lasagne average. Spaghetti ragu was good as was the one with... More 

Thank OccassionalTravels
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small Restaurant on the inside, a large seated area outside in the square. Delicious pasta dishes. Well served, helpful with tourists and would recommend to all who visit the place. The price was not expensive either.

Thank Gatt12
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reserved for 9 o'clock and we still had to wait until 9.30 to be seated. The menu is a bit touristy (I can understand that in that location) but what we got was really below standards for Sicily. It took them ages to bring any food out, the waiters were overstretched and we had to ask for everything... More 

Thank AlessandroCommisso
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood was fresh, nice quiet place situated in the center of town. Prices very reasonable. Friendly and polite staff. We had the spaghetti con le sarde (sardines) and grigliata di pesce misto (grilled seafood platter) and it was outstanding! Can't wait to eat there again.

Thank Marcus A
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Location is good. Menu is a little touristy, however, and the food quite expensive for what it is. Not a very authentic experience.

Thank Dave S
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great location however it falls short of perfection. All meals were OK with the Pasta Ragu the best of the meals we had. Fritto Misto was good however just Calamari and 3 Prawns. Service was good and the restaurant fills up quickly outside so you should book. Enjoy!

Thank Johnno1967
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had a nice dinner in this place in Noto. The restaurant is located on the main walking street of the city and we had a nice and frinedly service in a pleasant atmosphere. The quality of the food was fine but not as extraordinary as the location.

Thank Luca F
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Good wine and artisanal bear. Fish is delicious service is friendly and professional. We had a good lunch

Thank maximrobin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Very arrogant attitude of our waiter. Clear difference while attending to other Europeans, versus attending to us (Indian). Any request was met with a terrible grimace on his face as if he was being terribly inconvenienced. Got things only when asked - water, salt:pepper, cheese etc - and that too in sequence rather than having all together. I have not... More 

Thank SunilPM
Imperia, Italy
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food is decent, basic sicilian food - nothing wrong with that, but 15€ for a slice of tuna with a spoonful of sauce and some flecks of parsley is not really in step with the competition. Primi prices were even more unbelievable. 1 anitpasto, 2 secondi, 1 bottle of water, 500mL local wine and a coffee = 50€. 2€... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $39
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: zanardelli 1 | angolo corso vittori emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Noto
  • Phone Number: +39 0931 573979
Trattoria da 3 generazioni dal 1957 Nata come bettolaDal nonno totò.Piatti tipici siciliani Dalla pasta con le sarde Al coniglio alla stimpirata,Emozioni al palato da provare almeno una volta.

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